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Healthy Habits – How to Nail Your Weight Loss Goals

The Healthy Habits Coaching Group

Strength-training-womenLosing those unwanted kilos in a way that is safe and sustainable without resorting to fad diets or an extreme exercise regime really comes down to understanding just what is needed to get you to your goals, putting the right habits into place, and consistently applying those habits over time. Part of the problem, however, is that we simply have way too much information at hand, with much of it conflicting. We become confused and unsure of just what part of that information we can actually apply to our own situation and how. This is why we have created the Healthy Habits Coaching Group – to make a clearer path to help you achieve your health and weight loss goals.

This is not an 8 week blitz program because we know that creating lasting change takes time. We will not fit you into a generic program either, but rather tailor an approach that is suitable for YOU, taking into account YOUR individual needs and limitations. We want to EMPOWER you, to be able to take your health and performance into your own hands. We want to give you the resources and guidance necessary to be able to put the right habits into action, and finally start making impactful and lifelong changes NOW.

What does the Healthy Habits Program entail?

  • 1 x Free Initial Strategy Session
    • a comprehensive assessment of your movement, nutrition and lifestyle
    • detailed goal setting to find out just where you would like to be
    • planning of your personalised exercise and nutrition program
  • Exercise training and nutritional coaching – group or private. Even within a group setting, your program will be specifically tailored to YOU.
  • A Coach and Mentor to assist you every step of the way
  • Education to keep you motivated and in control
  • Results tracking and evaluation
  • Free access to educational workshops and seminars

These will be quality evidence- and results-based programs run by professionals, therefore places WILL BE LIMITED. Apply NOW!

Bookings Details:

The Free Initial Strategy Session can be booked at any time that suits you and head coach Danny James.
If you would like to head into group training, groups are scheduled in both morning and evening sessions. You can discuss times with Danny at your Initial Session or email danny@centralperformance.com.au


Central Physio & Performance Fitness – 418A Elizabeth St, Surry Hills

  • $80 for 2 group sessions per week
  • $100 for 3 group sessions per week

(Including 1 free Initial Strategy Session, group exercise training sessions, nutritional advice and monitoring)

Join one of our groups or bring your friends and start one of your own.


Call +61 2 9280 2322 to speak with our friendly staff and book a Free Initial Strategy Session or email danny@centralperformance.com.au

Training with a friend or in a group

There are huge benefits in participating in group training as opposed to slogging it out on your own. Why not share the journey by buddying up with a friend, colleague or loved one, or joining one of our groups. Research has shown that group dynamics greatly increase training consistency and success. Here’s the three major reasons why:

1. Competitive instincts

Group training, even when each person is performing their own individualised program, can really bring out a little competitive streak in us all. If you see that one of your workout mates can lift a certain weight or perform a high number of reps there’s a subconscious voice saying, “If they can do it, so can I!” This drives us to build our self-belief and confidence and strive higher.

The most important aspect of competitiveness is that which makes us push ourselves to reach a new personal best – whether it’s small goals of completing a set or a session, or longer term weight loss goals – a little bit of healthy targeted competition can really help us achieve our goals.

2. Motivation and Accountability

When there is a bunch of people waiting to see you at training, there’s a whole lot more incentive to haul yourself out of the office or off the couch to train than if you were going it alone. Once you have formed a habit over 3-4 weeks you will be much more likely to continue training, even on days when you’re tired or busy.

3. Fun

Endorphins are the chemicals released when we exercise – they interact with the receptors in the brain to reduce our perception of pain. They also trigger a positive feeling within our body. By training within a group you and the others share the release of “happy hormones” and have a heap of fun together along the way.

Did you know that those who exercise and diet tend to influence friends to do the same, and vice versa. Researchers at Harvard University found that you can “catch” obesity – your risk of becoming obese rises by 2% for every 5 obese social contacts you have. In contrast, if you’re surrounded by people who are active and eat well, you’re at a higher chance of sticking to these habits.


Head Coach – Danny James

Having both personal trainer and strength and conditioning qualifications allows Danny to effectively work with people and teams of all ability levels. Whether your goal is health improvement, lifting your sports performance or building that killer body, Danny’s knowledge and experience means he can design a program perfectly matched to your goals.

Qualifications include:

  • Certified Personal Trainer registered with Fitness Australia
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach with the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Licensed State Weightlifting/Sports Power Coach with the Australian Weightlifting Federation
  • Accredited Sports Trainer with Sports Medicine Australia
  • Certified Functional Movement Screen Exercise Professional Level 2
  • Accredited Australian Sports Commission Coach
  • Member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association

Danny believes that a good coach employs an integrated model using the best current knowledge from all areas of exercise prescription to help clients achieve their goals.

The three main principles that he adheres to when training are:

1. There are to be no injuries during training

2. Keep every athlete/client healthy and reduce the likelihood of any future injury

3. Improve performance

Meet our new strength and conditioning coach – Matt Loudoun

A huge welcome to Matt who has recently joined the team here at Central Performance. Here’s a little from Matt to help you get to know him:

“Although I have always been interested in the way the body moves, my real fascination with movement began when I studied sport science in high school. This study encouraged me to pursue my interest through weight training and playing rugby league for 18 years. I then continued on to become a medical trainer, personal trainer and assistance strength and conditioning coach at Eastern Suburbs Beast rugby union.

I found my passion lead me to personal training and S&C to help people and athletes reach their goals both physically and mentally in a fun, safe and supportive environment.

I am a qualified personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach and I am currently undertaking a 12 month S&C internship under Keegan Smith (NRL performance coach) and completing my Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coaching Certification.

I find that being surrounded by like-minded professional and positive people that possess the same values has helped me to get to where I am today.

I am excited to be part of the team at Central Performance; to be able to help people lead better and longer lives.

When I am not working to help people achieve their goals I enjoy spending my time with my family and friends.”

Call us on +61 2 9280 2322 or email us to book in with our strength and conditioning coaches.